OUR PASTOR & FIRST LADY
Pastor Charles & Lorie Dotson are from McMinnville, TN. Pastor Charles has been Senior Pastor of East Sparta Church of God since 2015. They have 2 children: Chandler & Lakan, a son-in-law Pastor Kevin York, and two granddaughters Reese and Reagann York.
Beth Roberts is the Secretary/Clerk for East Sparta Church of God. She is an administrative assistant to Pastor Dotson in the ministry. She also is the Thursday Bible Class Leader for the Bible Class that meets every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:30 AM. It is an open forum for men and women of all ages. The class consists of sharing prayer requests, prayer, and scripture study.
Phillip Hensley and his wife, Christy, have been active laborers in church for many years serving in a variety of capacities including Sunday School teachers; Sunday School Superintendent; Choir member; Christmas Program Director; VBS teacher, coordinator, and planner. Both have a burden to be active in church and carry out the Lord’s will for their lives which includes working, helping, ministering, and serving as Youth Pastor at East Sparta. Having a tremendous burden for young people and receiving a call from God; Phillip has been involved with youth ministry with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). This has afforded him the opportunity to minister to youth in the Middle and High School ages on a regular basis as well as facilitate and take part in summer youth camps. Phillip received his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and his MBA from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.
MINISTER OF MUSIC
Caleb Shuler is from Hartsville, SC. He completed his undergraduate degree in Vocal Music Education in his hometown of Hartsville at Coker University. He joined our ministry team as Minister of Music in August 2019. He holds a Master of Music degree in Church Music from Lee University. In addition to collegiate experience in choirs & instrumental ensembles, Caleb has directed church and community choirs. Having experienced and participated in a variety of cultural music styles, including Hispanic and African worship, Caleb strives to bring diversity to the music presented at East Sparta. He has always been and continues to be drawn to worship through music.
Caleb also leads our 3H Ministry.
Patsy Roberts is responsible for assisting East Sparta Church of God in planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs & curriculum. She also coordinates the Wednesday night adult classes which is comprised of a rotation of teachers. As Coordinator, she selects the study materials and assigns the teachers on a rotation basis.
Betty Turner oversees all aspects of our Ladies Ministry at East Sparta Church of God.
Our Men's Ministry is an important part of our church body. The Men's Ministry strives to help in all areas of the church while cultivating community and accountability for the men of our church body.
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
Melissa Buck leads our Senior Adult Ministry at East Sparta Church of God for those 50-years old and above.
LOVE IN ACTION - FOOD
Nancy Sobianek is one of our Love in Action Coordinators that helps meet the spiritual & physical needs of those in the church and community.
Vickie Brown is our church Hostess at East Sparta Church of God. Her smiling face is one of the first you will see when coming through the doors.
Larry Hall leads our Usher Team at East Sparta Church of God. His team is responsible for collecting the offering, assisting in altar ministry, and providing a safe worship experience.
Sarah Hickerson leads our Mission Fit ministry at East Sparta Church of God. She coordinates various physical fitness activities at our Family Life Center throughout the month.
LITTLE BLESSINGS PRESCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR/TEACHER
Haley Tollison is the Administrator for our Little Blessings Preschool at East Sparta Church of God. She makes sure that Little Blessings is a place where children are encouraged to grow and to learn within a safe and nurturing Christian environment.
CLOTHED BY GRACE CLOTHING MINISTRY
Denise Martin is the Director for the Clothed by Grace Clothing Ministry at East Sparta Church of God.